Bug Hill Farm hiring Apprentices

Ashfield, Massachusetts

Bug Hill Farm is a certified organic berry farm and state certified commercial kitchen,  We make value added fruit products for retail and wholesale. Please see our website for details. Located one mile from the historical Ashfield Village in rural western Mass “hilltowns” and the five college Pioneer Valley community.  Seeking one or more apprentices and part or full time hourly help for the 2015 growing season in the following areas:

Marketing, Social Networking, Sales, On Farm event coordinator and Farmer’s market assistant building on an existing value added small business model
Cultivation and Maintenance of high tunnel berry crops, field crops, SARE grant and PYO business
Making and bottling jams, syrups, cordials in our commercial kitchen
The perfect candidate would be competent or a quick learner in all these areas – savvy with social media, have own transportation, love specialty foods, have a basic familiarity with plants and farm equipment, a tolerance of outdoor working conditions, and be able to lift at least 40 pounds.  After an initial training period, they should be able to work with little or no supervision and with committed attention to detail and the ability to see what needs to be done next.
Housing may be available, renumeration commiserate with experience.
Please send a letter of interest, a brief resume, and dates available to:
Kate Kerivan, owner/grower
Bug Hill Farm
POB 516
Ashfield MA 01330